Cargo Van Conversion V2.0 – Features

PREVIOUS:Cargo Van Conversion V2.0Cargo Van Conversion V2.0 – Van Use NOW THAT WE ESTABLISHED OUR DESIRES FOR THE DESIGN OF OUR VAN, WE HAVE TO TRANSLATE THAT INTO ACTUAL FEATURES IN OUR FINALIZED VERSION OF THE BUILDING PLANS. We have the freedom to amend any aspect of the conversion during the actual build, but for… Continue reading Cargo Van Conversion V2.0 – Features

Power Generation

  After upgrading to off-grid power and power storage, this post elaborates on the available power generating tools for a small RV. The electrical calculations are comprised into a detailed schematic overview, that serves as the basis for the installation. Alternator The extra power from the alternator can be directed to the battery bank, to… Continue reading Power Generation

Power storage

  Now that the different parts of the electrical system have been established, the first thing to do is calculate the number of batteries needed to support the daily energy use. Here a lot of time goes into researching all appliances that will ultimately be installed. Adding up their amperage use, will yield our daily… Continue reading Power storage

Upgrading to off-grid power

As I am struggling a bit to finish the multi-use cabinet,  the next phase of the van conversion will entail some of the wiring for the off-grid electrical system. Before any new cabinets are built, cables have to be laid. At the same time, buying a battery charger, inverter, some batteries and an induction cooktop,… Continue reading Upgrading to off-grid power

Design Changes

Design changes inherently happen while building my projects and regularly result in an improved outcome. This time I have to settle for a diminished functionality. Building the multi-use cabinet at the side doors of the van has been progressing without much difficulties during the last few weeks. During the same period, I have been struggling… Continue reading Design Changes